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New plant varieties needed

While in southern Bavaria frost and snow at the end of April caused the fruit blossom to freeze, farmers in other regions in Germany were moaning about drought. And that's just the start – coming down the line is climate change and it's imperative that the food industry adjusts to what is on the way.

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Monsanto in court

Tribunals are set up to deal with serious crimes, to indict people guilty of crimes against humanity and to punish them. In the middle of October the Monsanto Tribunal will be held in The Hague. For three days, this symbolic citizens' court will hear plaintiffs from all over the world present a summary of the offences committed by Monsanto. The aim is to get the criminal offence of ecocide recognised in international law.Taking place in parallel, the People´s Assembly will work on devising strategies and concepts for conserving resources and ensuring a viable future.

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

Natural cosmetics: ”Quality and company development secure the future”

The first quarter of 2016 the market registered growth of roughly 10 %. Together with the turnover of nature-based cosmetics, natural cosmetics have achieved a market share of around 15 %, i.e. turnover of approximately two billion euros. A super result in view of the saturated cosmetics market. Looking at these figures, it's important to note that long-term commitment by the companies pays off, not only in financial terms but also in physical growth. We talked with natural & organic cosmetics expert Elfriede Dambacher about developments, concepts and the future.

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

China – one of the top 4 organic markets worldwide

For years there were no official figures available for the organic market in the People's Republic of China, even though this huge country has for a long time been supplying a lot of organic products. According to the data we now have access to, catapulted China into fourth place in the worldwide ranking of organic markets. Karin Heinze has been travelling in China and at BioFach in Shanghai she spoke to the chairman of IFOAM-Asia Zhou Zheijang and Markus Arbenz, the managing director of IFOAM Organics International (Video and Gallery).

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

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Copenhagen: modern market hall a magic magnet for customers

Thousands of customers stream through the halls of the Torvehallerne
by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Ekoplaza - a rising star in the organic market in Holland

Erik Does has been in the organic business for over 20 years by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Alnatura – highest turnover in the history of the firm

Alnatura is continuing on the path of sustainable growth by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Sustainable growth in international organic markets

The organic sector is thriving. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Soil Association Conference: Focus on innovation and good food for all

On 9-10 October, the Soil association annual conference took place in London. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Natexpo: More professional, new activity areas and product innovations

The specialist trade fair Natexpo took place in Paris from 20 to 22 October. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

25th anniversary: Sana pleased with surge in visitor numbers

The Italian exhibition of organic and natural products celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Successfully marketing organics in Slovenia

In the past few years, the organic sector has been gaining ground in Slovenia.

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Mádara: Nordic active agents as success factor

The natural cosmetics of Mádara are exported to 25 countries. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Organic market in Russia: organic expands without certification

For years the Russian government has been tinkering with legally-binding regulation of the organic sector. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Helsinki: good offer in specialist stores and wholefood stores

It’s easy to get an overview of the country’s organic shops, stalls at weekly markets and internet shops. 
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Slovenia: The organic sector is gaining ground

Organics are getting more and more popular in Slovenia.

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